App developers hoping to cash in on the Christmas downloading season better get their new builds and updates submitted to Apple soon.
Apple warned today that it will shutter iTunes Connect during the holidays so employees can have some time off.
In a message posted on its developer website, Apple says the service will be closed for five days. This means no new apps or updates can be processed during the hiatus.
“Make sure your apps are up-to-date and ready for the winter holidays. New apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 to 27 (Pacific Time), so any releases should be submitted, approved, and scheduled in advance.”
Developers can schedule their apps or updates to be released during the period while the approval team is out. Per usual, other iTunes Connect features will still be available.
Apple usually closes iTunes Connect for the entire Christmas week, but it looks like devs will get a little extra time this year.